The Legend of Edgar is a platform game, not unlike those found on the Amiga and SNES. Edgar must battle his way across the world, solving puzzles and defeating powerful enemies to achieve his quest.
When Edgar's father fails to return home after venturing out one dark and stormy night, Edgar fears the worst: he has been captured by the evil sorceror who lives in a fortress beyond the forbidden swamp.
Donning his armour, Edgar sets off to rescue him, but his quest will not be easy...
- Platform game
- Large levels with different environments
- A variety of weapons
- A persistent game world that can be travelled through
- Boss Battles!
- Lots of sound effects and music tracks
- Joypad support with configurable controls
- Configurable keyboard support
|Arrow Left / Right||Move Left / Right|
|Arrow Up / Down||Move Lifts Up / Down|
|Left Control||Attack with equipped weapon|
|Left Alt||Block with equipped shield|
|a||Use selected inventory item|
|c||Interact / Talk / Pull item*|
|(comma)||Previous Inventory Item|
|(period)||Next Inventory Item|
|Arrow Keys||Move selection icon|
|Left Control / a||Use selected item immediately|
|Left Alt / c||Select item but do not use it*|
|z / Escape||Exit inventory|
|(comma)||Move the currently highlighted item left (allows sorting of items)|
|(period)||Move the currently highlighted item right (allows sorting of items)|
|Arrow Up / Down||Move selection Up / Down|
|Arrow Left / Right||Lower / Raise selected sound option|
|Return||Activate Menu Option|
|F12||Toggle Full Screen|
To change the controls select Configure Controls from the Options menu.
The currently configured button will be displayed to the right of the action. To configure an
action highlight the action you wish to set (using the arrow keys on the keyboard) and then press Return.
The current button configuration entry will become a '?' and allow you to press the new key you wish
to use. After doing so the new button will then be displayed.
Repeat this process until you have configured all the keys you wish to.
Joypad configuration is done in the same manner as configuring the keyboard. If you have an analogue joystick
you can use the first analogue stick to move Edgar, so if you have a PlayStation 2 compatible joypad then this will
be the left analogue stick. You can also set the "deadzone" of the analogue stick to make it more or less
sensitive to movement.
Starting a New Game
In the current version, you will start on the tutorial level if the game cannot find any saved configuration options,
otherwise a game will start.
Saving a game
Save points allow you to save your game and carry on where you left off. There are 10 save game
Loading a game
The in-game menu allows you to load a saved game.
|New Game||Starts a new game|
|Continue||Allows you to continue if you die against a boss|
|Tutorial||Starts the tutorial|
|Load Game||Displays a list of previously saved games|
|Options||Displays the options menu|
|About||Shows the current version of the game|
|Quit||Quits the game|
|Configure Controls||Allows you to configure the controls|
|Configure Sound||Allows you to turn the toggle sound and the volume of music and sound effects|
|Fullscreen||Toggles full screen mode|
|Show Hints||Toggles tips for using switches, lifts and other common world items|
You can earn medals in the game for performing certain actions, such as killing a certain number
of enemies or by progressing further in the game.
Command Line Options
Type edgar -h to view a full list of command line options.
You can download the game its page on Sourceforge:
You can discuss the game on the discussion forum, also on Sourceforge:
If you want to help with translating the game into another language, you can do so by logging into Launchpad
Is there a cheat?
Yes, type in fasterthanthespeedoflove on the options screen
Is there a walkthrough?
There is a work in progress walkthrough here
Can I change the controls?
Yes, press Escape to access the menu, select Options, then Configure Controls. Highlight the control you want to change and press Enter. Next, press the key that you want to use for that particular control.